Democrats are going to have a hard time in their upcoming midterm elections.
With the economy doing so well under Trump, the odds truly are stacked against them.
And a major Democrat just made things even harder for them and helped Trump immensely.
One of the things that caused a lot of harm for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election was the backlash from more-progressive, often socialist-leaning supporters of Bernie Sanders.
The Democrat Party, with the help of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, made things much harder for Sanders, who had a sizable level of support.
Many believed that if it weren’t from backlash from establishment Democrats that Bernie Sanders would have been the Democrat nominee who would face Trump.
It was that reason that many supporters of Bernie Sanders turned their backs on Hillary.
With them being a sizable base in the party, that was extremely bad for Hillary.
It became so bad that Sanders was eventually forced to endorse his once-challenger, in order to try to convince his supporters to back her.
But that didn’t work, it was already too late, and Hillary lost the very important base of socialist Democrats.
While Bernie seemed to learn his lesson in that situation, not everyone has.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the Democrat nominee in a key New York congressional district and openly touts her socialist beliefs.
For this reason, many are propping her up as a hero, much the same as they did to Bernie Sanders, who shares much of the same positions with Ocasio-Cortez.
With that comes a lot of loyalty for Ocasio-Cortez, and a lot of influence among socialist Democrats.
So when Ocasio-Cortez took to the airwaves to attack two Democrat Senators up for re-election, it was sure to make President Donald Trump smile.
She went after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), dismissing them as out of touch with the working class.
Both Manchin and Menendez are facing major difficulties in their upcoming re-election bids.
Their Republican challengers are doing very well in the polls, and could very well defeat them.
Menendez, in particular, could be in trouble.
After a scandal-ridden term in the Senate, polling is showing his Republican opponent creeping up in the polls, to the point that the race is anybody’s game.
Manchin also is having trouble considering how conservative his state of West Virginia is.
Despite his efforts to pitch himself as a conservative Democrat, he still seems to be having trouble against his Republican opponent.
And the negative words coming from Ocasio-Cortez will only make things worse.
With Menendez being from New Jersey, which leans left, such a denouncement from a progressive leader in the party could be enough to shave off some people who would usually be loyal supporters.
Instead of trying to convince undecided voters to support him, he could be forced to spend a lot of time trying to convince people who would traditionally be on his side.
Manchin will be facing the same problem and will have a much harder time dispelling the claims from the ultra-left Ocasio-Cortez without ruining the impression that he is a conservative Democrat.
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